NeXt technical groups are hierarchical structured. The top-level NeXt technical group is the NeXt Technical Committee (TC); sub-layered are the NeXt Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Joint Task Forces (JTF). JFTs are established jointly with other nonprofit associations. All these NeXt technical groups develop open source reference designs, software, specifications and recommendations. Each NeXt group member may participate in any group. The groups decide on consensus, meaning they discuss until everybody agrees on the compromise.
- Technical committee (TC)